Paul Krugman points us to some dismal figures on US political reporting:
In all, 63% of the campaign stories focused on political and tactical aspects of the campaign. That is nearly four times the number of stories about the personal backgrounds of the candidates (17%) or the candidatesí ideas and policy proposals (15%). And just 1% of stories examined the candidatesí records or past public performance, the study found. (Source: Journalism.org)
I don’t think it is quite as bad in Denmark (yet) but reflections on the subject are invited.